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Today's Buys 20FEB16

02-21-2016 01:47 AM by Dex378 | 2 comments »

So today I had an hour to kill so I went up to my newest favorite store in XXXXwood, MA. It’s a junk store pretty much, they buy out estates and sell off the house contents, pretty damn cheaply I might add. Anyway, as a lover of all that is junk and all that is tools I picked my way through and found some decent stuff at a spectacular price! So I picked up a 25’ extension cord, a Stanley framing square (even though I probably have 6 of them at $0.50 cents I just had to have it...

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Dust Collection??

02-02-2016 01:14 PM by Bob Rodrigues | 10 comments »

I’m in the market now for a dust collector. Being married with 2 kids there really isn’t a lot of money I can budget for this at this time. I’ve read the reviews on the Harbor Freight dust collector but I’m wondering If I could get some woodworkers perspective that have this unit. How is it? Does it work well? And is it ok to run pvc or gutter sewerage pipe instead of the metal stove type of piping???? Any info on this topic from all LJ’s would be great.

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Vintage Mission/Arts & Crafts style finishing technique on White Oak

01-30-2016 03:11 PM by CampD | 4 comments »

There was quite the interest in the finishing process I used on my Stickley styled TV stand. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/217866I really only just gave the cliff notes version in its description. So with this blog, I’ll give the full detailed process I used to achieve that finish. It’s a time consuming process, more like it takes little time each day, but rather is spread out over numerous days. This process is not for those who feel the need to just get it assembled! Don’t fear, I worked ...

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Table saw blade hard to go down????

01-27-2016 02:30 PM by Bob Rodrigues | 4 comments »

I have a General 50-200r model table saw. Lowering the blade is a chore becuase it feels like its binding. I’ve squirt some liquid wrench & WD40 on the worm drive screws & worked it up & down. It’s gotten better but there is still an issue. Wondering if anyone else is having this issue & what’s a good lubricant to use on these gears as well? Also what would be a good cleaner to clean the gears with as well? Thanks all.

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Bathroom makeover #1: Craftsman column

01-09-2016 12:49 AM by Greg Salata | 3 comments »

I am in the midst of a bathroom remodel (which will have it’s own post later). We live in old arts & crafts style house.During this bathroom rehab, we chose to lose a closet which was our storage and hid the laundry chute. I decided to build a craftsman styled column built in that would serve as also storage and house the laundry chute. It is all to be built with quartersawn white oak. I love discovering what is hidden inside of rough lumber. I am using pocket sc...

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Scrapwood key and mail holder.

01-09-2016 12:04 AM by revieck | 1 comment »

https://youtu.be/J5ZFaT5BOHc In this video, I make a key holder with scrap poplar.

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How to turn Tulips

01-08-2016 01:44 AM by Grumpy | 4 comments »

John Scarfe, one of Western Australia’s top turners teaches Harry Sinclair how to turn Tulips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjb5EmiCHBU

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Taliesin Desk in Cherry #9: Breadboard Ends

01-03-2016 02:38 PM by JimYoung | 12 comments »

I’ve been pretty productive over my holiday break. I received a new 3/8” up cut router bit and collet. I tried finishing up the mortise on the breadboard ends on my router table, but was still getting a lot of vibration and weird sounds from my router. I tried slowing the speed down even more, but that didn’t help. I ended up going back to my plunge router base with guides to finish them up. I was concerned about using this setup, since I would be routing a pretty dee...

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Craftsman Side Table #1: Planning

12-28-2015 01:19 AM by DanMelander | 2 comments »

Working on a Craftsman side table for the living room. I started with a design I purchased from Woodsmith magazine, and redrew it in Sketchup to change a few things. The original design was narrower, had side spindles instead of slats, and a smaller drawer. I am making it out of cherry, and I’m thinking of using walnut for the top, and maybe the drawer front. The drawers will be maple with a plywood bottom. I have purchased the cherry wood, and now to get started!

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Taliesin Desk in Cherry #8: Topping it off

12-27-2015 04:57 PM by JimYoung | 3 comments »

I have some time off for the holidays, so I’ve got the top glued up. This took three days to accomplish. I put together a long ripping jig to to get a straight edge on all of the boards. I had an old oak shelf with a machined edge on it, and I used a couple of scrap blocks screwed to the board. I could then screw through the blocks into the edge of the boards to hold them while I ripped a straight edge on them. I made sure to have the top up on one edge and down when cutting the ot...

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